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AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO



An Evening with Groucho is a look at the life of Groucho Marx and the Marx Brothers, as told by Groucho.

Groucho Marx Biography:

Born: October 2, 1890 in New York City, New York
Died: August 19, 1977 in Los Angeles, California

Groucho was born Julius Henry Marx on October 2, 1890 in New York. He was the third of the five surviving sons of Sam and Minnie Marx. He was the first of the brothers to start stage career aged 15 in an act called The Leroy Trio. Other acts followed, but none of them was a great success. Twice the other members of the act disappeared overnight and left him penniless in a town far away from home.

When his brothers came on stage, they finally had a success with the musical comedy called I'll Say She Is. It was at one of the performances of this show that Groucho got his painted moustache. He arrived late at the theater and used greasepaint to create a moustache. He found this so much easier than a glued on moustache that he insisted on using this technique from then on.

I'll Say She Is was followed by two more Broadway hits -- The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers. The latter of which has the character of Captain Spaulding which remained (with the song Hooray for Captain Spaulding) a trademark for Groucho for the rest of his life.

The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers were also the first movies (except for one unreleased on) made by the Brothers and were filmed in New York. The remaining movies were made in Hollywood.

In the later years of the Marx Brothers movie career, Groucho started working on radio. He hosted several programs and was a guest on many shows. His biggest success was the comedy quiz show You Bet Your Life which started in 1947. The show later moved to television and was on the air until 1961.

Groucho also appeared in a few movies without his brothers.

Always being a liberal, Groucho sometimes made critical remarks about politics and had friends which were regarded as communist by the US of the 1950s. This let to Groucho being investigated by the FBI.

When Marx Brothers became popular again in the last sixties/early seventies Groucho made a comeback with a show in Carnegie Hall in 1972. At the film festival in Cannes in 1972, he was made Commandeur des Arts et Lettres and in 1974 he received a special Academy Award for the achievements of the Marx Brothers.

Groucho died on August 19th, 1977 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. His ashes are at Eden Memorial Park, San Fernando, California.


From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.


1 - Overture - Medley from Marx Brothers Films
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
2 - Introduction - Dick Cavett
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
3 - Hello, I Must Be Going
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
4 - Violin Solo, Jack Benny Tribute
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
5 - How I Got Started In Show Business
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
6 - My Family, How We Got Our Names
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
7 - Strange Relatives - Uncle Julius
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
9 - Uncle Herman, Chiropodist
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
10 - Timbuctoo
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
11 - Annie Berger
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
12 - World War One, Vaudeville In Toronto
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
13 - Oh, How That Woman Could Cook
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
14 - Toronto Song
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
15 - London Stories: Polish Officer Story
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
16 - London Stories: Churchill & 2nd World War
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
18 - Palace Theatre: Sarah Bernhardt
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
19 - Palace Theatre: Fanny Brice/Swayne's Rats and Cats
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
22 - 2nd World War Bond Tour
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
23 - Houdini Story
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
26 - Otto Kahn Story
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
29 - Heaven's Above
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
30 - Everybody Works But Father
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
31 - Father's Day
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
32 - Margaret Dumont, The Dowager In Our Films
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
33 - Thalberg Story - Garbo
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
34 - Sampson And Delilah Story
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
35 - Will Rogers, Baseball in Baltimore
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
36 - Priests' Stories: Plaza Hotel/ Montreal
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
37 - Priests' Stories: Rome
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
38 - Show Me A Rose
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
39 - Lydia, The Tattooed Lady
[MusicBrainz (recording)]

Notes


OLD TIME RADIO RESEARCHER'S GROUP



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This is the Single Episode Page. The Certified Set includes extras not found here. It is located at OTRR Certified Set. This page is provided in case you want to sample the shows.

Note that in many cases, file names have been modified from the original OTRR names to conform to archive.org naming requirements.


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Reviewer: Ptown Reader - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 5, 2017
Subject: It should be mentioned...
...that a young Marvin Hamlisch was Groucho's pianist for this performance.
Reviewer: thepiffler - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 5, 2017
Subject: timeless, great timing, & our time is running out perfection...it took me away from these times!
A great dead guy, that in todays time, is a true life saver! He'd get this!
Reviewer: 1240Khz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 31, 2016
Subject: thank you
Harpo had his harp,Chico his piano,and Groucho his eloquence.

(ending applause) woman:" want to do some more?'
Groucho: "Some more what? We haven't done anything."
Reviewer: Pete Suthers - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 16, 2015
Subject: Great Show but 1st half is low resulution
Its great to hear the show, but one wonders why the first 20 files were only encoded at 20.5k? Files 21-39 are full bandwidth 44.1k encoded & sound much better. Restricted bandwidth recordings are hard to listen to, taking some of the enjoyment out of the show.
Reviewer: degemike - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 16, 2015
Subject: Just Great!!!!!
I have not heard this in 30 years. Glad I could find this. Thank you very, very much
Reviewer: Robert B. Livingston - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 9, 2014
Subject: One of the treasures at the Internet Archive
This downloadable audio treasure is a must for all fans of Groucho's magnificent wit and timeless humor.

It is a joy to listen to from time to time as time permits.
Reviewer: peterack - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 4, 2009
Subject: A prayer answered
This is an awesome recording...and I used to have the cassette version which has finally unravelled. I keep hoping that this will be released on cd...but now...I can hear it again...thank you!
Reviewer: Deadman72355 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 11, 2008
Subject: An Evening with Groucho
I actually have this entire show on vinyl. The record was released shortly after this performance at Carnegie Hall. Never thought I would be able to get this, this way.
Reviewer: DaddyDinky - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 6, 2007
Subject: Groucho4ever
ThankYouThankYouThankYou!
Reviewer: grouchobeer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 20, 2007
Subject: THE CIRCLE
I have this show. How can I get in touch w/you?
Reviewer: XMinusOne - - July 30, 2007
Subject: Jan Shepherd?
Or do you mean Jean Shepherd, the great radio monologist, raconteur, etc.
Reviewer: filmsplice - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 28, 2007
Subject: Looking for Marx radio show
Just read of The Circle, apparently a semi-improvisational show involving Grouch, Basil Rathbone, and others. It's referred to in the text of a Jan Shepherd broadcast I read about; it was apparently a show that made quite an impression on him.
Reviewer: admonroe - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 12, 2006
Subject: Thank You
I have the lp of this and have been looking for a great download os it. I Thank You soo much. I began a fan of the Marx Brothers and Groucho in 1973 or so when he was on the Academy Awards.
Reviewer: mtokumaru - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 17, 2006
Subject: I love Groucho
What a wonderful live recording. I'm grateful to whoever made this file available.
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